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#1 Roel

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 07:51 AM

Last night something truly mindblowing happened in the skies over the Netherlands, which thrilled every amateur astronomer in the country. Something that can only be experienced on the rarest of occasions and will be talked about for weeks:

a cloudless sky!

Although the Moon just peeked over the warm roof tops at the end of the evening, I couldn't resist myself to make a quick sketch through my Polarex Unitron 75mm f/16 refractor. The seeing was horrible but at a magnification of 92x the image was quite pleasing. Langrenus is big enough (133 km wide) to view even at low power, and yesterday it proved to be a nice target for sketching. The floor of the crater was already pitch black, only the top of the outer rim received some last sunlight before entering a cold, two week night. The little triplet of craters Naonobu, Bilharz and Atwood made the view even more appealing.

I made the sketch with a white pastel pencil on black paper.
(The image is a photograph of the original drawing behing the eyepiece)

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#2 Asbytec

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 08:13 AM

Congrats on the cloudless sky, and for a great sketch. The way you rendered the lunar surface is striking. Nicely done.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:43 PM

Roel,
A true masterpiece. Your technique is wonderful. Bravo!


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#4 Rutilus

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 02:12 PM

Excellent.

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:49 PM

Roel,

Very good sketch Langrenus and the Triplet :),

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:50 PM

Roel,

Very nice sketch and congratulations on being able to see the Moon. I can almost remember seeing it here in the distant past.

Frank :)

#7 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 01:46 AM

What a great sketch! I am deeply impressed.

#8 Tamas Bognar

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 02:56 PM

Excellent sketch !

#9 Aquarellia

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:39 AM

Yes, I agree with the others, an excellent sketch ! I like the présentation as well.
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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:05 AM

hi Roel,

thank`s for that nice sketch.
It´s truly an interesting region.

Bye
Christian

#11 kraterkid

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:52 PM

Spectacular sketch Roel!

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 09:04 AM

Another superb one Roel. A pleasure to look at.

Andre






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